I'm really happy to be able to tell you that today in our university's international office, I signed the papers for an exchange semester to the Iceland Academy of the Arts for the autumn semester 2015!
I was thinking about it since March and after several discussions with my tutors, we came to the conclusion that studying a semester in a foreign country would be a good experience for me and also give me the possibility to not only study longer and give me more time to develop my skills but also allow me to go further away from home and live on my own in a new surrounding. I saw parts of the university in Iceland that looked great and not only has Iceland a very good reputation when it comes to arts but also a very interesting culture and nature that fascinated me even more since I went there for two weeks. I really want to dig deeper in it, so here's my chance for that in a year!
So yeah, I'm very thrilled for the decision I made now. It's up to me to work for it now, since I'll have to make a portfolio in a year in order to show it to the Iceland Academy of the Arts and see if they accept me, since it's basically as if I'd apply for a new school. I applied for Visual Communication there, since there's pretty much nowhere else where I could study Scientific Visualization, except for Lucerne and Munster, meaning that I'll have to visit extra classes in typography and other next year but I think that's not a bad thing.
Lots of work next year in order to see if the Academy will accept me but my tutor told me that in her oppinion, I got the skills for it and the international office director told me that usually 85% of all students of the ZHdK looking for an exchange semester get accepted, so my chances look pretty good so far since no one else seems to have studied for a semester in Iceland, meaning that there should be a place for me, though the academy being small compared to other.
Really exciting stuff but this is my dream and I'm willed to work for it, so wish me luck!
PS: I'm still editing my gallery and sorting out stuff to add, so please be patient! It's a huge pile of drawings but I'm slowly getting there